Welcome to the Columbia Alumni Association of Southern California, Inc. - COLUMBIA WEST - XXXI


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Our Exciting, 31st Annual Luncheon Panel of Columbia Professors at the Skirball Center. This Year's Topic: GLOBAL WARMING

* Today the temperature in Wink, Texas will be 92 degrees. It will be 91 in Puerto Rico, 91 in Cancun, Mexico and 106 in Mecca.
Is this global warming?

* Today, there have been no reports of earthquakes large enough to make news.
Will there be a ‘big one’ in California? When? Where?

* A synthetic ‘tree’ to absorb CO2 is being developed by a Columbia professor of Geophysics. Will this help abate the ‘greenhouse gas’ that is escaping into our atmosphere at an ever-increasing rate?

These questions and more will be discussed at our 31st annual Columbia West program on Sunday, October 29th at the Skirball Center.

In collaboration with the Alumni Office at the University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, CUAASC is bringing you our annual information-laden, thought-provoking program. We invite you to spend a few hours on an autumn Sunday sharing a splendid lunch with your fellow alumni and keeping abreast of the latest scientific information on the ‘hot topic’ of ‘global warming.’

Three research scientists from Columbia's premier Lamont-Doherty center will discuss their area of expertise.

- Dr. Beate Lierpert will speak on ‘Dimming the Sun’.
- Dr. Juerg Matter will speak on ‘Climate Change Program: A Permanent Underground Storage Solution’.
- Dr. Meredith Nettles, will speak on ‘Earthquakes and Glacier Quakes’ with special emphasis on California.

As is customary at Columbia West, the panel will be open for questions and comments from the audience.

Space is limited, so please register by October 25th to save your luncheon and program seat.
Registration is at 11:30 AM. Luncheon at noon, and the program will start about 12:45.

To register, please provide the names of the attendees and a phone number/email address. You cannot register online for this event (sorry!), so please send your name, addresss, phone number, school & class year, and a check made payable to CUAASC. Mail these to: CUAASC, c/o Helen Wittner / 11455 Woodbine St. / Los Angeles, CA 90066.

The cost for CUAASC members and their guests is $40 per person. The cost for non-members and their guests is $45 per person. For alumni who graduated before 1956 or after 2001 it is only $30 per member & guest

The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2710 North Sepulveda Blvd. The exit from the 405 Freeway is at Mulholland Drive. There are signs directing you to the Skirball Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to buy tickets!!!

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